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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

The Dirtiest of Washington Politics? -- ATC Privatization By Deception?

Stunning, Deceptive, Dirty Politics... Shuster Is At It Again, But This Time We Need To React FAST!

Over the last few hours, we've been reading through and studying the myriad of details and additions that are being crammed, at the VERY last mnute, into the upcoming FAA Reauthorization Bill. Unfortunately; the ever-deceptive Rep. Shuster is using the chaos of these last minute changes and inclusions to screw GA... and the rest of aviation... in one of the most unAmerican stunts we've seen a politician pull in many years... and that's saying something! Our contacts at ICAS and EAA have already done a pretty thorough 'deep dive' on the effort, by Shuster, to dump a pseudo-ATC Privitization scam on the aviation world at the last minute -- and after such efforts were roundly defeated in the past. ICAS notes that, "Later today, the Rules Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will meet to determine what amendments will be allowed during floor consideration of H.R. 4. One parliamentary item that is customary with comprehensive me

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 04.24.18: XPO 2018, Apple v Drones, Mosquito-Packed Drones

Also: Osage Nations Repurposes Airpark, UAV/Drone Certification, Leonardo's M-40 Target Drone, GA-ASI Flight Deck Taxi

Only a few more days to go...  THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts Monday, April 30, 2018 and runs through Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver. This premier event unites the largest global community of drone, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems leaders to shape the future of the industry. Featuring the largest and most comprehensive trade show, this event is the spot to learn from daily keynotes with tech visionaries and 200+ world-class sessions as well as connect with 8,500+ industry pros and business experts from 20+ industries. Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield has been regularly capturing videos of the construction of Apple's new circular campus in ... dubbed "Apple Park" ... being build in Cupertino, C

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

FAA Issues Emergency AD For CFM56-7B Engines

Follows Uncontained Engine Failure On SWA 1380

As expected, the FAA has released an emergency AD 2018-09-51 for CFM International S.A. (CFM) Model CFM56-7B engines. The emergency AD was prompted by a recent event in which a Boeing Model 737-700 airplane powered by CFM56-7B model engines experienced an engine failure due to a fractured fan blade, resulting in the engine inlet cowl disintegrating.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Southwest Gives Each Passenger On Flight 1380 A $5,000 Check

Adds $1,000 Travel Voucher As Apology For The Flight

Southwest has compensated every passenger aboard Flight 1380, which suffered an uncontained engine failure last week, a check for $5,000 and a $1,000 travel voucher in an effort to retain their business.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Blue Angels #5 Damaged By Bird Strike During Performance

Plane Made An Early Landing During Vero Beach Air Show In Florida

Blue Angels #5 suffered about $1 million in damage when it ingested a bird into its engine during a performance Saturday at the Vero Beach Air Show in Florida.  

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

NTSB Finds Pilot In 2016 Ohio Accident Was Impaired Found Alcohol And Marijuana

Found Alcohol And Marijuana In His System When Accident Occurred

The NTSB has released its probable cause report from an accident in which the pilot of a Van's RV-4 struck a zipline cable in Oregonia, OH on October 16, 2016.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Red Bull Air Race Championship Series Underway

Hall Crowned Champion Of Cannes At Historic French Premiere

The premiere of the Red Bull Air Race in France sparked high drama over the Riviera this past weekend. Looking for a return to the form that has twice made him runner-up in the World Championship, Hall flew first in the Final 4, clocking 57.692.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 04.17.18: XPO 2018, Drone Broadcasts, Airbus Inspection Drone

Also: NZ AFB Drone Incident, Police UAVs, Inaugural Drone Boot Camp, Predator 5M Flight Hours

This is it! THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts Monday, April 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM and runs through Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4:00 PM (MDT) at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, CO. This premier event unites the largest global community of drone, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems leaders to shape the future of the industry. Featuring the largest and most comprehensive trade show, this event is the spot to learn from daily keynotes with tech visionaries and 200+ world-class sessions as well as connect with 8,500+ industry pros and business experts from 20+ industries. Service Electric TV2 has partnered with Lehigh Valley Drone to add a UAS to its broadcasts of the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs games. The Lehigh Valley Ironpigs are a Minor League Baseball team, and

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Melanie Astles To Be First Female Pilot Competing In Red Bull Air Races

Five-Time French Aerobatics Champion Sponsored By Michelin For The Series

Five-time French aerobatics champion Melanie Astles will be competing in this year's Red Bull Air Race Championship Series thanks to a sponsorship from Michelin.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

United Airlines Takes Delivery First 737 MAX 9

Aircraft Features Special Livery Previously Reserved For Airline's Dreamliner Fleet

United Airlines has taken delivery of its first 737 MAX 9 aircraft from the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, WA. The new aircraft, which arrived right after Earth Day, reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions significantly compared with older generation aircraft.

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